Review: could Simvastatin cause Stroke?


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 76,668 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,517 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 78,858 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, weakness, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 90,864 Stroke patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

76,668 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 1,517 people (1.98%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 13.04 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.39 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.35 %
  • 10+ years: 4.35 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 47.9 %
  • male: 52.1 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.79 %
  • 30-39: 2.14 %
  • 40-49: 6.58 %
  • 50-59: 21.81 %
  • 60+: 68.68 %

Severity if Stroke when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Stroke **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (208 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (108 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (94 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (93 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (73 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (404 people)
  • Lisinopril (265 people)
  • Omeprazole (208 people)
  • Plavix (179 people)
  • Furosemide (166 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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